BK: Ranbir Singh Sidhu and Tanwi Nandini Islam in conversation

03/15/2016 - 7:00pm

This event will take place in our Brooklyn location.

Ranbir Singh Sidhu and Tanwi Nandini Islam will read from their debut novels, Deep Singh Blue and Bright Lines, and discuss the ways they have re-invent the immigrant narrative using their own experiences and by creating first-generation protagonists that defy stereotypes. 

Ranbir Singh Sidhu is the author of the story collection Good Indian Girls and is a winner of a Pushcart Prize and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Deep Singh Blue is his first novel. He divides his time between the US, India, and Greece.

Tanwi Nandini Islam is the author of BRIGHT LINES (Penguin 2015). She is the founder of Hi Wildflower Botanica, a small-batch niche perfume, candle and skincare line. Her writing has appeared in Elle.com, Fashionista.com, Open City, Women 2.0, Billboard.com and Gawker. A graduate of Brooklyn College MFA and Vassar College, she lives in Brooklyn, NY.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Deep Singh Blue Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939419682
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Published: Unnamed Press - March 29th, 2016

Deep Singh wants out -- out of his family, out of his city, and more than anything, out of his life. His parents argue over everything and his brother, who hasn't said a single word in over a year, suddenly turns to him one day and tells him to die.

Bright Lines: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143123132
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Published: Penguin Books - August 11th, 2015

Named a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award

“A Brooklyn-by-way-of-Bangladesh Royal Tenenbaums.”—The Denver Post